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Minnesota 2017 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Total Revenue Lost: 
$45,485,120
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State-level programs

Click on the name of a program for more details.

Program Name Program Type Revenue Loss
Angel Tax Credit Program Economic development $14,807,000
Biopharmaceutical Mfg Facility Program Economic development not reported
Border City Enterprise Zones Tax Disparity Mitigation $245,000
Border City Enterprise Zones Tax Disparity Mitigation $117,000
Border City Enterprise Zones Tax Disparity Mitigation $18,000
Greater MN Job Expansion Program Economic development not reported
Job Opportunity Building Zones Economic development not reported
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL $15,187,000

Tabulated localities and districts

Click on the name of jurisdiction for a list of tax abatement programs that reduced its tax revenue.

We estimated the reporting rate among local governments for each state using 2018 and 2019 data. This is to gauge how much data is available in that state.

For Minnesota, the estimated reporting rate is as follows:

Cities/counties: 64 out of 114 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.

School districts: 5 out of 294 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.

Concerned about the lack of disclosure? Check out the roadmap on GASB 77 compliance we created for MN. You can also get a CSV file of the localities in MN that did not make any tax abatement disclosures in their annual financial reports.

Why is there little or no reporting from school districts?: Minnesota school districts issue "tax abatement bonds." These effectively shift the cost of tax abatements to other taxpayers, so there is no overall foregone revenue for the districts.

The state does not post local financial audits in an online repository.

Reporting Jurisdiction Jurisdiction Type Gross Revenue Loss
Scott County County $148,676
Minneapolis Municipality $8,872,000
Shakopee Municipality $1,174,323
St Paul Municipality $20,099,683
Anoka-Hennepin 11 School district $3,438
TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL $30,298,120